An Update on Indonesian Political Prisoners
Publisher: Against the Current, Michigan, USA
Date Written: 01/07/1998
Year Published: 1998
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX12797
AS INDONESIAN POLITICAL prisoners are released, evidence continues to surface that the United States CIA knew about the "disappearances" and tortures. In response to the mass protests that forced Suharto to step down, Indonesian trade union leader Muchtar Pakpahan and former Member of Parliament Sri Bintang were released from prison May 25. The new president Habibie has promised to review the anti-subversion law under which many of the political prisoners-including the Peoples Democratic...